Nichole earned her MFA at the University of Virginia, where she taught

creative writing, including a course on “Unearthing Fiction” at the Albert

and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Recent work has appeared

in Prairie Schooner, Lit Hub, The Rumpus, and the Los Angeles Review

of Books. She has received fellowships from Hedgebrook and the Community

of Writers. 

Nichole has taught courses on book publishing at Writer House

(Charlottesville) and the Backspace Writers' Conference (New York). She

has also worked in public services at the Small Special Collections Library,

as a reader for the Levine Greenberg Rostan Agency, and as a fromagère

on La Ferme des Cascades in Sazos, France.

In a previous life (i.e. as a teenager) she played piano and saxophone. Her most memorable performance was with the world-renowned 

Young @ Heart Chorus at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, 

Massachusetts. She grew up in Western Mass and lives in California.

New Favorites: 

  Chemistry, Weike Wang

  "Boys Go to Jupiter," Danielle Evans

  Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter

  How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Alexander Chee

All-time Standbys: 

  Divisadero, Michael Ondaatje

  Bluets, Maggie Nelson 

  Why Did I Ever, Mary Robison

  The Secret History, Donna Tartt

  The Days of Abandonment, Elena Ferrante